Born David Robert Jones, David Bowie was a famous singer-songwriter whose catalogue included some of the greatest songs in rock and roll history. From “Heroes” to “Under Pressure” to “Space Oddity” to “Rebel Rebel,” Bowie’s writing and sound changed music as we knew it, and his androgynous style provided many people who had once been pushed to the margins with a voice and a champion to follow. Bowie died of liver cancer in 2016. Though he will never be forgotten for his contribution to popular culture, Bowie is remembered in many various ways. One of these is by a Spanish woman named Maria Lloret who called her rescue cat after him.
Bowie the Cat is a rescue who was found abandoned in Spain in 2018. He was taken in by a veterinary clinic and put up for adoption. That’s when Maria Lloret saw him and instantly fell in love.
Bowie the Cat was given his name because of his two differently colored eyes. This is condition known as heterochromia. Many people believed David Bowie to have had this condition, which was what caused his eyes to appear to be two different colors. In reality, he actually had a different condition called anisocoria, which caused one of his pupils to be larger than the other.
Still, the cat does bear a striking resemblance to Bowie, especially because of his markings. On the cover of his 1973 studio album Aladdin Sane, Bowie was marked with a lightning bolt just to the left of the center of his face. Bowie the Cat’s brown markings on his mostly white face causes a similar look.